Information on business management, including the Start Farming project, models for the future, land aquisition, value-added agriculture and food for profit. Resources also available for new women farmers, young next generation producers and next generation Hispanic producers.
When07:00 PM 02/15/2018 - 08:30 PM 04/05/2018
New for 2018! Agricultural Careers Course will be offered online so that teens and their parents can tune into the sessions from anywhere!
By Sarah Cornelisse, Kerry E. Kaylegian, Ph.D., Lynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Emily Montgomery
The renaissance of farm-based dairy processing can be attractive, but it is imperative that farmers research and plan all aspects of a new enterprise.
More Tools and Apps
By Robert Crassweller, Ph.D., Tara Baugher, Lynn Kime
This tool will assist growers with the decision making process of determining the cost of two trellis systems.
By Tara Baugher, Michael Basedow
Penn State Extension partners with growers in a "Models for the Future" project to provide on-farm demonstrations for new, young, and minority farmers.
By Megan Chawner Length8:54
This video shares impacts from a Penn State Extension beginning farmer project to establish on-farm apple demonstration plots, called “Models for the Future”.
More Online Courses
This course is designed for beginning tree fruit growers. Learn to choose an appropriate orchard site, address climate considerations and prepare for planting.
Where are you headed in the future? Do you have any production goals for your flock of sheep?
Milk cows are the income generator for dairy farms. Proper nutrition and herd management, and many other factors are required for success.
By Tanner Delvalle Length12:22
There are several important factors that must be considered before growing hops commercially.
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This online course teaches the basics of handling, preparing, and selling produce. Learn hands-on strategies to apply at markets and roadside stands.
Your team and the operation will encounter challenges or problems that must be overcome. We have outlined a seven-step process to assist you in solving problems.
If you are planning to start raising poultry for the first time it is important that you understand best management practices.
By Tara Baugher, Marley E Skinner, Lynn Kime, Mike Basedow
Penn State Extension partners with seven growers across the Commonwealth to provide on-farm demonstrations for new, young, and minority farmers.
Young Grower Alliance offers educational opportunities for young fruit growers taking over the family operation, developing a new enterprise, or innovating production practices.
By Brian Snyder, Susan Beal, Lydia Johnson
Are you raising poultry and wondering what rules apply to you? The following summary states where you can sell your poultry depending on how it was processed and what other regulations apply.